Q: The incident involves a pulmonalogist with a medical service facility. I have seen this doctor over a nine month period
The treatment is therapeutic phlebotomy to treat COPD and cardio hypertension. The results sought was to reduce blood volume pressures on my heart and lungs. I had two previous treatments where 1 unit 500ml drawn. On the third treatment he ordered 2units 1000ml withdrawn. I was unable to use the lab at his facility and went to my local lab. I had one unit drawn and began to feel uncomfortable, procedure was halted. I returned in two days to complete doctors order and they refused it. They advised that the order exceeded safe medical practices guidelines and they would not draw it. My family doctor affiliated the this lab concurred. This volume removed at one time could have dire results. Since then I have experienced emotional distress, ,disturbing thoughts of how close i came to possibly dying. I think this doctor is incompetent and should have to compensate me for his error.
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